Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Plus Belle la Vie

So, Pierre Bergé, who bankrolls Ségolène Royal these days, sold his looted bronze Chinese heads to a bidder who turned out to be Chinese and refused to pay for them out of patriotic duty. The New York Times covers France's leading soap opera. Somebody is sending 9mm rounds to various French public officials. Christine Boutin, sporting a new butch haircut, says that "l'enfant pour se structurer a besoin d'un papa et d'une maman," a maxim that provides pacifists with a new rationale for refusing military service, on the grounds that death on the battlefield is bad for the children: one wonders how Boutin imagines France survived the generation of "unstructured" orphans left behind by World War I.

A crazy country, or what? Does it get any better than this? Plus belle la vie indeed.

1 comment:

Leo said...

Pacifists must be missing something (or maybe it's me): Military Service has been done with 15 years ago.